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WAITING PATIENTLY FOR THE APPELLATE COURT DECISION ON WHETHER OR NOT TO VOID THE CAFRA PERMIT ISSUED TO LACEY TOWNSHIP TO BUILD A ROAD ON THE RAILROAD RIGHT OF WAY WHICH WOULD DESTROY THE BARNEGAT BRANCH TRAIL’S UNIQUE CAR-FREE, SAFE PEDESTRIAN PATHWAY!  STAY TUNED FOR THE DECISION.

 

ANOTHER $250,000.00 IS SPENT BY THE LACEY TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE ON THEIR HAPHAZARD ROAD PROJECT!  THE TOTAL IS NOW $1,250,000.00!

 

ACTION ALERT!!!

GO TO THE LACEY TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING TOMORROW NIGHT, THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014 AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE LACEY TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING.   SHOW SUPPORT FOR THE TRAIL OR YOUR OPPOSITION TO THE ROAD!  HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

 

ATTACHMENT BELOW IS A SAMPLE PUBLIC COMMENT LETTER THAT SUPPORTERS CAN EMAIL OR MAIL TO THE NJDEP AS PART OF OUR ACTION ALERT.  THE DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT IS AUGUST 25, 2013.  PLEASE SEND YOUR LETTER TODAY BY EMAIL TO:  Charlie.Welch@dep.state.nj.us OR MAIL TO:  Charles Welch, Supervisor, Land Use Regulation Program, P.O. Box 439, Trenton, NJ 08625.    You don’t have to be a Lacey resident to send your public comment.  All comment are considered and greatly appreciated!

Public Comment Letter 20130812

ACTION ALERT!!

The NJDEP intends to issue a CAFRA permit with a linear development waiver for Railroad Avenue from Lacey Road to South Street. The integrity and continuity of the Barnegat Branch Trail will be destroyed. Thousands of mature trees will come down, pedestrian safety will be compromised, and the Lacey taxpayers will be footing a $14 – $24 million bill to build a 1.9 mile roadway that is not needed. Please send your comments asking for the NJDEP to NOT ISSUE a CAFRA permit and linear development waiver no later than August 20, 2013.

SEND YOUR COMMENTS AGAINST THE PROJECT TO: Charles Welch, Supervisor, Land Use Regulation Program, P.O. Box 439, Trenton, NJ 08625 or email to: Charlie.Welch@dep.state.nj.us. Once the trail is gone, it is gone forever!!

UPDATE:

The Barnegat Branch Trail is progressing through the south end of Lacey Township!  Check out the progress from the Waretown/Lacey border to Lakeside Drive S. in Forked River.  The trail should be ready for bikers, joggers and walkers by summer’s end. 

Hope you came out on National Trails Day on June 1st.  Pedestrian traffic was heavy on the Barnegat Branch Trail in Barnegat, Waretown and Bayville.

 

Public Comment Letter

SEND THE ABOVE LETTER WITH YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS TO Lindsey.Logan@dep.state.nj.us or mail to the address below.

PLEASE SEND YOUR LETTER TODAY…THE DEADLINE IS NOW!!

ACTION ALERT!!
The LRTEC kindly requests your help by submitting your public comment letter to the NJDEP in opposition to a CAFRA permit for development of a portion of a roadway to be built on the Lacey portion of the Barnegat Branch Trail.

Written comments must be submitted within 30 days of the start of the public comment period beginning January 23, 2013. The applicant is Lacey Township Bldg. Associates, LLC. The LURP file number is 1512-12-0029.1 CAF120001. The project description is for 84 townhouse units in 15 buildings on Block 739.01, Lots 2.07, 3,4 & 8 which is located at the western end of the Laurel Boulevard extension in Lacey Township, Ocean County.   The developer’s plans include constructing a portion of a roadway on the undeveloped portion of the railroad right-of-way (Barnegat Branch Trail).

Please send your comments to: Land Use Regulation Program, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, P.O. Box 439, 501 East State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625-0439 Attention: Township of Lacey Section Chief. Please submit your letter no later than February 20th.   As always we appreciate your continued support.

 

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